January 6th, 2014

Golden Hair

The Wizard's Shadow

The Wizard's Shadow by Susan Dexter

A stand-alone.  The only repeating elements from earlier stories are geographical.

Crocken, a peddler, is setting out in a fury rather earlier having been jilted.  This takes him to rather wild territory where, after an awkward fall, he meets up with a shadow.  It makes a deal with him, and the next morning, when he's inclined to write it off as imaginary, it sets out to enforce it.
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